High Speed 1 (HS1) access


Our role in approving track access to the High Speed 1 (HS1) network for train operators.

High Speed 1 (HS1) Ltd has a 30-year concession to operate and manage the railway between St Pancras and the Channel Tunnel.

We approve all new framework agreements and revisions to existing framework agreements (track access contracts covering the reservation of capacity for more than one timetable period of six months). These are the documents which allow access to the High Speed 1 (HS1) network.

Details of our regulation of access to HS1 can be found on our access to HS1 section.